Rain Barrels – Fall 2023

West Basin will host six drive-through rain barrel pick-up events on various Saturdays between September 23 – December 2 at locations throughout the service area.  The district will give away a total of 1,500 barrels this fall.

Potential program participants must register to qualify for up to two free 55-gallon rain barrels valued at approximately $80 each.

Register for a Rain Barrel Event Today!

Carson September 23 8 – 11 am
Hawthorne October 7 8 – 11 am
Manhattan Beach October 21 8 – 11 am
Inglewood November 4 8 – 11 am
Malibu November 18 9 am – 12 noon
Culver City December 2 8 – 11 am

Rain Barrel Care Guide




Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must reside within West Basin’s service area to participate (click here to check your address location https://www.westbasin.org/about-us/what-we-do/service-area/)
  • Must not have received two rain barrels from prior events (two rain barrels are the maximum per address)
  • Must provide photos of your installed rain barrel(s) within 30 days of receiving them (submit photos here: https://arcg.is/Kqrz)

Benefits of a Rain Barrel 

  • Rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff by collecting and reusing rain water.
  • Reusing rain water helps save water and money.
  • A rainwater capture feature, such as a rain barrel, is also a requirement for West Basin’s Grass Replacement Rebate Program, which starts at $3 per square foot of grass removed.

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Resources

How Do You Install a Rain Barrel?

What Other Resources are Available?

YouTube has a good collection of videos that explain how to set up and use a rain barrel, how to maintain your barrel, and a variety of other rain barrel-related topics. Other resources, including how to make your own rain barrel, are provided in the dropdown below

The Metropolitan Water District also offers $35 rebates for the purchase of rain barrels. More information can be found at the Metropolitan website.

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